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Session: Relate to the machine
Human – nonhuman relationship
Our relation with machines is changing. The relation between humans and nonhumans is becoming more duplex and AI is influencing the behaviour of the devices. We wear devices more close on our body and we are interacting with things that become more self-aware and get agency or even citizenship. We need to rethink this interplay and how we design for these.
In this session we focus on the new intimate interactions we have with these objects with agency and the consequences for design. We are discussing the need for having a relationship with these tech and what that entails in the first place.
How do we design technology that we can have a responsible relationship with? How do we design technology that enables us to have responsible relationships with each other?
We invited researchers and designers with different backgrounds that share their thoughts and findings and present them in statements for the discussion.
In the second part we like to discuss the ethical questions of these new interactions through the workshop ‘Make Me Think!’.
This session is curated and moderated by Iskander Smit. Maaike Harbers will lead the discussion using her ethics workshop ‘Make me Think!’
Maria Luce Lupetti; postdoc researcher TU Delft AiTech
Cristina Zaga; associate researcher UTwente
Gijs Huisman; senior track researcher Digital Society School